November 6, 1997 (Thursday) at 8:00 p.m.
NYS Museum, Clark Auditorium
Cultural Education Center, Downtown Albany
Afternoon seminar at 4:00 p.m. in Humanities 354
Cary Reich is a biographer and journalist. His book The Life of Nelson A. Rockefeller: Worlds to Conquer, 1908-1958, the first installment of a planned two volume biography, was a National Book Award Finalist in 1996. The book examines the pre-gubernatorial years of the man who transformed both the government and the architectural landscape of New York State, and exerted a profound influence on American politics and foreign affairs.
Kirkus Reviews calls the book, "An epic, revealing biography... Reich captures all of his magnetism, imperial style and ruthlessness." Publishers Weekly calls it, "Artfully constructed, veined with grand themes, based on prodigious research... this is a definitive portrait."
Reich is also the author of Financier (1983), a biography of the legendary Andre Meyer. He is the former executive editor of Institutional Investor, a frequent contributor to The New York Times, and is renowned as a journalist for his insightful profiles of rich and powerful individuals. He is a recipient of the Overseas Press Award, the John Hancock Award for Excellence in Business and Financial Journalism, and a National Magazine Award Finalist.
Albany Times Union Article